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VEGAN VET ADVICE TO MAKE HOMEMADE PLANT-BASED DOG FOOD

 

Nutrients needed to make a 100% balanced homemade dietIt certainly is possible to homecook for your dog, and is the most cost-effective and nutritious way to feed them……as well as intensifying that wonderful bond that we have with our pets – there is nothing nicer than homecooking for them and having them SO enjoy the food!

We have included a downloadable chart if you wanted to print it off for your kitchen to remind you of all those important nutrients.

Follow the guidelines below, and you shouldn’t go wrong. Your dog will love you for choosing goodness instead of ingredients as they can smell the nutrients.

 

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Top protein sources 50% of each meal

LENTILS AND ALFALFA (BEST SPROUTED OR SOAK DRY LENTILS FOR 24 HOURS AND RINSE WELL), RED KIDNEY BEANS, BUTTER BEANS, BLACK-EYED BEANS, TOFU, TEXTURED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, PEAS, CHICKPEAS, PUMPKIN SEED AND CHIA – IN PROTEIN POWDER FORM FOR OPTIMUM ABSORPTION OR SOAK AND RINSE ANY SEEDS
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Top wholegrain sources 20% of each meal

WHOLEWHEAT PASTA, OATS, QUINOA (RINSE WELL BEFORE USE OR IS BITTER), PEARL BARLEY, BROWN RICE, COUSCOUS
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Top colourful veg sources 10% of each meal

SWEET POTATO WITHOUT SKIN, ANY SQUASH, SWEDE, CAULIFLOWER, CELERY, PARSNIPS, BEETROOTS, TURNIPS, CARROTS, RED CABBAGE
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Top green veg sources 10% of each meal

KALE, BROCCOLI, GREEN BEANS, ASPARAGUS, COURGETTES, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, (SPINACH, BEET GREENS AND SWISS CHARD GOOD BUT IN MODERATION AS HIGH IN OXALATES THAT FORM KIDNEY STONES), CABBAGE, BRUSSEL SPROUTS – (NO ONIONS, LEEKS OR GARLIC)
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Top fruit sources 5% of each meal

BANANAS, APPLES AND PEARS (NO PIPS), ORANGES, BLUEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, MELON – (NO GRAPES OR RAISINS)
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Top nut and seed sources 5% of each meal

ALMONDS, PURE PEANUT BUTTER, TAHINI PASTE, CRUSHED LINSEED, GROUND PUMPKIN SEEDS, CASHEW NUTS (NO MACADAMIA NUTS)
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Top Omega 6 sources

SUNFLOWER OIL HAS THE HIGHEST LINOLEIC ACID CONTENT SO FEED 1 TSP/DAY IN THE FOOD FOR A 20KG DOG. OTHER GOOD SOURCES ARE LINSEED OIL (FLAXSEED), SESAME OIL OR BORAGE OIL
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Top Calcium Sources

COOKED KALE, SWISS CHARD, BEETROOT TOPS, TAHINI PASTE OR ANY OF THE PLANT-BASED MILK ALTERNATIVES
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Top Omega 3 source

ALGAE OIL CAPSULES PROVIDE THE BEST SOURCES OF PURE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EPA AND DHA OMEGA 3 – WHERE FISH GET THEIR OMEGA 3’S FROM. GIVE 1 CAPSULE EVERY 2 DAYS TO A 25KG DOG

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Top Vitamin B source

NUTRITIONAL YEAST FLAKES FOR VITAMIN B, ZINC AND PROTEIN. IF SKIN YEAST SMELL, GIVE CRUSHED VIT B TABLETS INSTEAD OR SUPPLEMENT AS SHOWN BELOW

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Top Urinary Acidifiers

PLANT-BASED DIETS TEND TO BE ALKALINE-PROMOTING FOODS. IF RECURRENT INFECTIONS IN YOUR DOG, MUST ADD SUPPLEMENTS WITH METHIONINE. ASPARAGUS, PEAS, BROWN RICE, OATS, LENTILS AND YEAST ARE ACIDIFYING.

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Top Iodine Source

MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON, CHLORELLA, SEA VEGETABLES, PLAQUE OFF

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Top palatability supplement for fussy dogs

TAHINI PASTE, NUTRITIONAL YEAST, PURE PEANUT BUTTER, MARINE PHYTOPLANKTON TO GIVE AN UMAMI OCEAN FLAVOUR, OREGANO, MINT, THYME OR BASIL TO GIVE A FAMILIAR FLAVOUR

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Top supplements to add

TAURINE AND L-CARNITINE NEEDS SUPPLEMENTING AS WELL AS VIT D3, VIT B12, SULPHUR AMINO ACIDS SUCH AS METHIONINE AND CALCIUM – VEGDOG SUPPLEMENT POWDER OR V-COMPLETE SUPPLY ALL OF THESE

Just Be Kind Dog Food Ltd
Stapleford Estate Saxby Road
Melton Mowbray LE14 2SB
Reg No: GB208RO 2162
LCC Trading Standards Service

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